Lenovo's T-series ThinkPads go wide-screen
criticism over its Z series of ThinkPad notebooks and pledging to handle changes to the ThinkPad line differently in the future, Lenovo has gone and upset tradition once again
. This time, the company has added a wide-screen model to the illustrious T series of thin-and-light, business-oriented ThinkPads. The new model is part of the T60 line and includes a 15.4" wide-screen display, a Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Mobility Radeon graphics, and connectivity options such as 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G Wireless WAN. The base system weighs just 5.1lbs and is 1.1" thick, and Lenovo claims a battery life of up to eight hours with an optional nine-cell battery. Pricing is supposed to start at $1,399, although the machine isn't up on Lenovo's site just yet.
The folks at Laptop Logic have already gotten their hands on one of the systems and run it through a number of tests. Their test machine had a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor, Radeon Mobility X1400 graphics, and a 15.4" display with a resolution of 1680x1050. Performance is about what you'd expect considering the machine's specs. On the design side of things, the new wide-screen T60 seems to conserve pretty much the same design style as other T-series notebooks, unlike the more rounded and consumer-friendly Z-series models. Thanks to DailyTech for the tip.